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whitewolf

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My SEF-R 450 to Rally Project
« on: March 14, 2016, 12:58:46 PM »
For anyone else out there interested in rallies, I've just started building my Sherco 450 rally.



The kit was from Perfect Fairings, and whilst it states universal, read KTM/ Husky, but it fits pretty well.









I had great fun trying to get the new headlights to work, whilst messing with the switching to fit a KTM 'multi' switch instead of having the handlebars full







The fairing actually sits quite well with the large tank.



Once everything is basically lined up and marked off, it's all coming off again to get properly cut, attached, soldered and finished!

Plus I forgot to add the steering damper... sigh.

P.S That's not me in the photo! That's the other half helping me check the fairing clearances!
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Re: My SEF-R 450 to Rally Project
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2016, 01:41:31 PM »
Love it! keep us updated. I have a KTM690 for rally duty at the moment but am considering upgrading to a 450 for the Baja Rallye in the fall.

Are you just running the 3.4 tank? What events are you going to enter on it?

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Re: My SEF-R 450 to Rally Project
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2016, 01:48:41 PM »
Yeah I had a 690 too... just didn't get on with it for the more technical stuff as not tall or strong enough.

It's the 13 litre tank, so the large one...

Booked into the Hellas rally again this year. Then off to the desert in October...
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Re: My SEF-R 450 to Rally Project
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2016, 02:04:31 PM »
Cool, keep us posted!

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Re: My SEF-R 450 to Rally Project
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2016, 08:57:56 AM »
For anyone out there that's interested here's a bit of an update...

The 3D jigsaw in the photos above, proved just too complex to fix in time for the Hellas Rally. For whatever reason, the roadbook plate just wouldn't match up with the nav tower; it was either too high and vertical or would hit the handlebars. So, I went back to the simple handlebar version and it worked absolutely fine for the 6 days of racing. Now the bike is back home and clean I'll have a reattack!





My friends Christina and Carsten also on Shercos











That being said... I've also gone and got myself a set of supermoto wheels made up for the summer... so I'm doing away with the full rally fairing and going for a cleaner and easier to remove front end.



Photos of the build to follow...  ;D
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Re: My SEF-R 450 to Rally Project
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2016, 01:23:45 PM »
Excellent stuff.

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Re: My SEF-R 450 to Rally Project
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2016, 11:20:51 AM »
So.... a little bit more progress. The finish isn't quite as tidy as I'd hoped; it wasn't helped by the lack of a proper road legal loom and my poor hand skills. Still it's a good Mk1.

Plasticard mock up:













You'll have to excuse the KTM flag  ;)
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Re: My SEF-R 450 to Rally Project
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2016, 04:16:28 AM »
So I took the kit on a little field trip to Morocco... It survived reasonable well, despite the number of drops. But it suffered with the rocks and corrugated tracks; so, new bolts, locktite and wiring locking is needed!

The engine performed well, but it needs some tweaking; new gearing for a start!



















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Re: My SEF-R 450 to Rally Project
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2016, 02:54:34 AM »
have you looked at using something like the highwaydirtbikes rally lite? you will have to drill your headstock and the bracket might cover up the vin but it is very robust.

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Re: My SEF-R 450 to Rally Project
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2016, 12:27:18 PM »
Hi, yes I've had a look at a lot of ready made kits... and I wanted to keep away from touching the frame. To be honest, my home made kit held up really well... but doesn't stop me looking for something else. Corky suggested I try his setup from another company in Greece, so we'll see.
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Re: My SEF-R 450 to Rally Project
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2016, 03:55:59 AM »
Chris Cork?

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Re: My SEF-R 450 to Rally Project
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2016, 10:05:23 AM »
Yup... Chris 'Corky' Cork.
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Re: My SEF-R 450 to Rally Project
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2016, 10:46:08 PM »
Small world, i just met him at the baja rally last month  :D

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Re: My SEF-R 450 to Rally Project
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2017, 07:15:03 PM »
Hey whitewolf, what fuel consumption were you seeing when rallying?

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Re: My SEF-R 450 to Rally Project
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2018, 07:44:22 AM »












Beautiful kit made by Aurora Rally: http://www.aurora-rally.com/bikechoices
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